Desgagnés takes delivery of M/T Rossi A. Desgagnés
Desgagnés has taken delivery of the M/T Rossi A. Desgagnés, a state-of-the-art, new-generation tanker whose construction was just completed. She is the last in a series of four custom-built tankers, based on an original concept developed by Desgagnés and ordered from the Besiktas Shipyard, located in Yalova near Istanbul, Turkey.
M/T Rossi A. Desgagnés joins the M/T Gaïa Desgagnés recently acquired by the company. These two investments alone exceed C$100 million.
This major renewal plan for the company’s tanker fleet reaffirms its commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development, offers unparalleled service to its customers and creates unique career opportunities for seafarers young and old who want to work on avant-garde ships with state-of-the-art technology.
“The construction of the Rossi A. Desgagnés, as for that of the Paul A. Desgagnés, Mia Desgagnés and Damia Desgagnés, is the result of multiple innovations and colossal work,” says Louis-Marie Beaulieu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Desgagnés, adding that the ship was named Rossi A. Desgagnés to pay tribute to Mario Rossi, who has been working at Desgagnés for 15 years and who played a major role in the design and supervision of the project.
The company now owns five dual-fuel/LNG tankers. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) offers undeniable advantages, allowing, among other things, a significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and reducing particle emissions to practically zero.
The M/T Rossi A. Desgagnés is sailing from Turkey and is expected arrive in Canada in mid-June.